Atlanta DUI Lawyer
Proven DUI Defense Since 1985
Arrested for driving under the influence? You probably feel hopeless –
especially if you have a prior criminal record. At
The Law Offices of Howard J. Weintraub, P.C. we have fought for the rights of the accused since 1985. With decades
of legal experience behind us, we understand the burden of a criminal
arrest, and our Atlanta DUI attorneys are prepared to protect your freedom
It's important to remember that a DUI arrest is not a conviction and
there is still time to build the defense you need to combat the allegations
you face. When you come to our firm you can trust that our legal team
will go above and beyond to protect your rights in and out of the courtroom.
Arrested for a DUI?
Call 404-907-1536 for a Case Review.
DUI cases we handle:
Building a DUI Defense Strategy
O.C.G.A. §40-6-391, it is illegal to operate a motor vehicle while under the influence of
alcohol or drugs. DUI is a serious criminal offense, and it poses serious
criminal penalties. This is why our firm is committed to helping people
who are facing DUI charges
fight a conviction and avoid maximum penalties. When you choose to work with our firm, you can be confident that passionate,
proven, and highly experienced attorneys will be fighting on your behalf.
Both Sides of the Courtroom
As a former prosecutor,
Attorney Howard J. Weintraub knows how the other side thinks. As a federal prosecutor, he gained invaluable experience learning about
criminal prosecution techniques and the strategies DUI prosecutors use
to pursue convictions. Today, our DUI attorneys in Atlanta use this understanding
to the advantage of our clients.
We craft cases that are designed to aggressively combat popular prosecution
methods and common evidence, including:
Penalties of a DUI Conviction in Georgia
Building a stable DUI defense strategy that is unique to your particular
case is essential to fighting for your freedom. Our firm can help you
develop a solid defense strategy to help improve the overall outcome of
your case. Following are some common DUI defense strategies:
- Officer failed to follow protocols for the sobriety test
- Officer unlawfully stopped you
- Officer’s communications were outside of protocol or even inappropriate
- Officer unlawfully interrogated you
- You were experiencing medical conditions that was mistaken as drunken behavior
- Improper testing of blood alcohol samples
- Officer violated the rules of evidence and / or procedure
DUI may be tried as a misdemeanor or a felony charge. Depending on the circumstances of a DUI arrest, the penalties of a conviction
may range. However, the consequences to your criminal record and your
future opportunities are always severe. If you have been charged with
DUI, you may not expect a judge or the arresting officer to look after
your best interests.
Your first DUI conviction in Georgia may be punishable by:
- a $1,000 fine
- up to 12 months of imprisonment
- 40 hours of community service
completion of a
Risk Reduction Program
- mandatory drug / alcohol treatment
- 12 months of probation
- driver's license suspension
Subsequent convictions and felony convictions will result in even more
severe penalties, including heavy fines, license revocation, and lengthy
terms of imprisonment. Each case is different, and penalties may vary
depending on the circumstances involved. In any case, DUI convictions
pose serious, long-term penalties that should not be taken lightly.
Regular and Commercial Driver's License Restoration
If your license was suspended, you only have 10 days to schedule an appeal
hearing—otherwise you may lose the ability to drive for more than one year!
License suspension is a penalty that many individuals face after a DUI arrest. People who
rely on their driving privileges to earn a living may suffer serious consequences
to their career if their license is suspended. At The Law Offices of Howard
J. Weintraub, P.C. we help regular Class C drivers and commercial motor
vehicle (CMV) drivers protect their privileges in court and against automatic
ALS hearings at the Georgia DDS.
Call The Law Offices of Howard J. Weintraub, P.C. to see what our skilled
DUI lawyers in Atlanta can do for your case. You may also contact us online at your earliest
convenience or schedule an initial consultation. Take the first step toward
securing the legal guidance you need. The sooner we hear from you, the
faster our team can help your case.